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St. John's Episcopal Church

2401 E Broad St at 24th St, Richmond, VA 23223
804 648 5015
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Ranked #7 of 102 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Howell, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A stop at this church is a must while visiting Richmond. Actors sit in the pews along with the audience to re-enact the Second Virginia Convention. The "play" ends with Patrick Henry's infamous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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78 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

One of the greatest Americana speeches of all times comes alive in the St. John's reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention. Completely representing a variety of participants to an undoubtedly full audience (so come early!), the actors interrupt one another, speak over each other, cry out, and tap their sticks, as surely as the original leaders would have done. Patrick... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I've lived many places, including overseas, but consider Richmond home. I had never been to the re-enactment b/c it usually conflicts w/ my church commitments. A friend invited me to go, having had a good experience many yrs. ago. Do get there early! On street parking wasn't a problem.The line was backed down the street sidewalk when we arrived abt... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is the church in Richmond where Patrick Henry made his famous speech. Grounds and adjacent cemetery are well-maintained. Great historical site!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My family and I visited this when we were at the Irish Festival this year. The church is beautiful and the staff was very friendly. I encourage everyone to visit this piece of American history.

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Riviera, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What a delightful surprise....and what a treat. The characters in period costume were awesome...and what a history lesson! Prior to entering the church additional info/history of the graveyard and church is provided. The church is magnificent...and the lesson in history was awe-inspiring....even for 4 little 'ole "vintage" ladies from the 'South! Great for ALL ages.

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Honaker, VA
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40 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This tour is just the right length for you and your kids, very turning point history for our country. This is the site where Patrick Henry delivered his "give me liberty or give me death" speech to many "key" people who shaped our country. Worth the price, very affordable, leave time to walk a couple blocks on historic Church Hill.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

St John's gives a good guided tour of the place in which Patrick Henry gave his 'Give me liberty or give me death' speech. Indeed, what he said was seditious..and had the Colonies not gone to war he could have been tried by the British and hanged for the content of this speech!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is where Patrick Henry gave the famous Liberty or Death speech, & Church Hill is where America's 1st lawyer, George Whyth lived. Walk 2/ Jefferson, Randolph, & Washington.

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Philadelphia
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77 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit. The location is easy to get to and street parking was ample. I really wanted to visit Edgar Allen Poe's mother's grave. I always loved Poe! It was an interesting visit and I recommend for anyone in any age group. Thank you St. John's Episcopal Church for keeping the history alive!

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